Of all the music that we showcase here on Jetcomx, I would have to say that emo is probably one of the least represented genres. Why is that? Maybe because emo was so 2002? Well, not really — in fact, it’s alive and well.
Earlier this year, Sunny Day Real Estate, one of most influential bands of the emo genre, got back together after being on hiatus since 2001. Emo fans everywhere have since rejoiced and dug up and dusted off their old copies of How It Feels to Be Something On and The Rising Tide (myself included). Now all we need is Braid) and Jawbreaker) to get back together and life would be golden. (Hey, it could happen!)
On Tuesday night, Sunny Day Real Estate made an appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to perform one of their classics, “Seven.” It was the first time that they had performed one of their songs on TV in years. “Seven” is off of their 1994 debut album Diary, which has since become an emo staple. After watching the video, I think it’s safe to say that they’ve still got it goin’ on. [media id=88 width=570 height=428]
Compare their Jimmy Fallon appearance to one from 1994 on The Jon Stewart Show:
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